He made these remarks speaking at the graduation ceremony of Sapugaskanda Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Course No. 11, yesterday (13th December).
The Commandant of the College Major General Ruwan Kulatunga warmly welcomed the President on his arrival at the College premises.
Addressing the graduation ceremony, the President further stated that when fulfilling responsibilities of national security in a peaceful country as well as fulfilling responsibilities of regional security with the assistance of the international community, our security forces should equip with the technical knowledge and wisdom.
The President also appreciated the great humanitarian service rendered by the security forces in addition to their national security responsibilities, during national disaster situations, and also valued the excellent support given to the fight against the smuggling of drugs and other illegal activities.
President Sirisena awarded degrees to several officers and presented awards for the local and foreign officers for their outstanding performances.
State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Kapila Waidyaratne, the Chief of Defence Staff, Commanders of the Tri Forces, the Inspector General of Police, Heads of Security Forces and others participated on this occasion.